Stevie McCrorie is through to the live stages in BBC’s ‘The Voice’ after a storming performance in Sunday’s show.
The Kirkcaldy firefighter was one of eight contestants fighting for just three spots on the team mentored by judge Ricky Wilson, lead singer with the Kaiser Chiefs.
His condensed rendition of U2’s ‘Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ - a classic from their 1987 album ‘The Joshua Tree’ - was strong enough to earn him the second spot on ‘Team Ricky.’
Stevie, a member of Blue Watch at the town’s main fire station in Dunnikier Road, was thrilled with the decision.
He tweeted “Wow!!Thank you all! Genuinely felt shivers right up my back when Ricky said my name and my legs went to jelly! Sorry about that!’’
There was also support from fellow judge Rita Ora who said:‘’I would have picked Stevie for the live shows. He has got so much potential.’’
His success means the start of an even more hectic schedule as he rehearses for and then appears in the live shows watched by millions - and he has huge backing across the town.
Numerous messages of support were posted on social media within seconds of Ricky’s decision.
He has made it through the blind aufitios, triumphed in the head to head battles stage, and now emerged triumphant from the knockout show.
>> Read more about stevie’s incredible performance in this week’s Fife Free Press